FIAT Idea MOT Results

Registered in 2006
51.7% pass rate
from 381 tests in 2020
Failure rates by item

Here you can drill down into the failure rates for each item on the test. We've also compared the rates to the average results for 2006 cars and highlighted areas where the FIAT Idea is unusually good or bad.

  • 18% fail on Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment
    • 6.6% fail on Direction indicators (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 6.6% fail on Flashing type (160% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 6.3% fail on Individual direction indicators (2 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.52% fail on Side repeaters
    • 3.9% fail on Headlamps
      • 3.7% fail on Headlamp
      • 0.26% fail on Headlamp levelling device
    • 3.9% fail on Stop lamp
    • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
      • 3.1% fail on Headlamp aim
    • 1.8% fail on Electrical equipment
      • 1.0% fail on Horn
      • 0.52% fail on Battery(ies)
      • 0.26% fail on Electrical wiring
    • 1.0% fail on Position lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Position lamp
    • 1.0% fail on Front and rear fog lamps
      • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Rear fog lamp
    • 0.79% fail on Registration plate lamp(s)
  • 16% fail on Body, chassis, structure (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 7.6% fail on Transmission (130% worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 7.6% fail on Drive shafts (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 7.6% fail on Joints (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 5.2% fail on Exhaust system (96% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.3% fail on Engine mounting (17 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Engine mounting condition (13 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.52% fail on Bracket (28 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Integral vehicle structure condition (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Chassis (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Chassis condition (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 1.0% fail on Seats (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 1.0% fail on Driver's seat (8 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Doors
      • 0.26% fail on Front passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
      • 0.26% fail on Other passenger's door
        • 0.26% fail on Door condition
    • 0.26% fail on Towbar
      • 0.26% fail on Vehicle structure
    • 0.26% fail on Body
      • 0.26% fail on Other body component
  • 13% fail on Suspension
    • 6.3% fail on Suspension arms
      • 3.9% fail on Ball joint
      • 1.3% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 1.3% fail on Ball joint dust cover
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
    • 3.7% fail on Shock absorbers (120% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 2.1% fail on Springs
      • 2.1% fail on Coil springs
        • 2.1% fail on Coil spring
    • 1.6% fail on Component mounting prescribed areas
    • 1.0% fail on Anti-roll bars (80% better than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Anti-roll bar
      • 0.26% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting
      • 0.26% fail on Pins and bushes
      • 0.26% fail on Linkage pins and bushes
    • 0.79% fail on Sub-frames
      • 0.79% fail on Sub-frame mounting prescribed areas (7 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Macpherson strut
      • 0.52% fail on Attachment bracket and mounting (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.26% fail on Axles
      • 0.26% fail on Axle
  • 12% fail on Tyres (62% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 6.6% fail on Tread depth
    • 5.8% fail on Condition (83% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Size/type
  • 12% fail on Visibility (69% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 8.1% fail on Wipers (150% worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 3.9% fail on Washers
    • 0.26% fail on Condition of glass
      • 0.26% fail on Windscreen
    • 0.26% fail on View to rear
      • 0.26% fail on Mirrors
  • 8.7% fail on Noise, emissions and leaks
    • 8.7% fail on Exhaust emissions
      • 5.2% fail on Spark ignition
        • 3.7% fail on Catalyst emissions
        • 1.8% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp
        • 1.0% fail on Emissions not tested
      • 3.9% fail on Compression ignition (140% worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 2.4% fail on Malfunction indicator lamp (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 1.0% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Turbo
        • 0.52% fail on Pre 01/07/2008 Non turbo (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
        • 0.26% fail on Pre 01/01/1980 visual
        • 0.26% fail on Emissions not tested
    • 0.79% fail on Fluid leaks
      • 0.52% fail on Engine oil leaks
      • 0.26% fail on Transmission oil leaks
  • 7.3% fail on Brakes (40% better than other 2006 cars)
    • 4.2% fail on Brake performance
      • 2.6% fail on Parking brake efficiency (sp)
        • 2.6% fail on Rbt (sp)
      • 1.6% fail on Service brake performance
        • 1.6% fail on Rbt
          • 1.3% fail on Service brake performance
          • 0.26% fail on Service brake imbalance
      • 0.26% fail on Brake performance not tested
      • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
        • 0.26% fail on Rbt
          • 0.26% fail on Parking brake performance
    • 2.9% fail on Mechanical brake components
      • 1.3% fail on Brake linings and pads
        • 1.3% fail on Brake pads
      • 1.0% fail on Brake discs and drums
        • 1.0% fail on Brake discs
      • 0.52% fail on Brake cables, rods, levers and linkages
        • 0.52% fail on Cable
    • 0.52% fail on ABS / EBS / ESC
      • 0.52% fail on Anti-lock braking system
    • 0.26% fail on Parking brake control
      • 0.26% fail on Lever
    • 0.26% fail on Hydraulic systems
      • 0.26% fail on Reservoirs
  • 3.7% fail on Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems
    • 2.1% fail on Seat belts
      • 1.8% fail on Prescribed areas (3 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 1.6% fail on SRS malfunction indicator lamp
  • 2.1% fail on Steering
    • 1.3% fail on Steering linkage components
      • 1.0% fail on Track rod end
      • 0.26% fail on Ball joint
    • 0.79% fail on Steering play (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
      • 0.79% fail on Steering rack (4 times worse than other 2006 cars)
    • 0.52% fail on Power steering
      • 0.52% fail on Operation (5 times worse than other 2006 cars)
  • 0.52% fail on Identification of the vehicle
    • 0.52% fail on Registration plates
  • 0.52% fail on Road Wheels
    • 0.26% fail on Condition
    • 0.26% fail on Attachment
  • 0.26% fail on Seat belt installation check
    • 0.26% fail on Belt(s)/padding
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